SB Live! or nForce2 AC'97 Codec? Tags: Sound Cards Epox Codec Components Last response: July 3, 2003 1:15 PM in Components Share Shane_DA_BANE July 2, 2003 2:40:22 AM Hi. I recently purchased the Epox 8RDA+ mobo and I was wondering if I should use the onboard sound codec that this board provided, or should I stick to my old SB Live! sound card? Which one has better quality sound for gaming? More about : live nforce2 codec | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove kinney July 2, 2003 3:07:25 AM I dont think the 8rda+ is soundstorm qualified. If it is, use the soundstorm. I'd probably ditch the soundblaster all together myself as long as the mobo does 4.1. Athlon 1700+, Epox 8RDA (NForce2), Maxtor Diamondmax Plus 9 80GB 8MB cache, 2x256mb Crucial PC2100 in Dual DDR, Geforce 3, Audigy, Z560s, MX500 | Report abuse svol July 3, 2003 1:15:11 PM According to the review of Anandtech the 8RDA+ uses the nVidia APU just like the Asus board and others. The 8RDA<b>3]</b>+ does not use the nVidia APU however. My CPU fan spins so fast that it creates a wormhole | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Components>SB Live! or nForce2 AC'97 Codec?> Related ressources: ForumSB Live ! Value vs. AC97 Realtek ALC850 vs. nForce2 ForumHow do you know if you are getting an nforce2 APU? ForumAbit IC7 onboard sound or SB Live ? ForumProblems with SB Live ! 5.1 Bulk ForumSB Live 5.1 or nForce2 Soundstorm? ForumSB Live ! 5.1 or on-board CMedia 9761 Codec ? ForumJust how bad is the AC97 spec? ForumSB Live Value vs Realtek 6-channel CODEC ForumSBLive + Win2k trouble, should I use the AC97 ? ForumNForce-2 sound crippled by mobo makers ForumnForce2 APU vs. Audigy 2 ForumAc97 Audio or SB PCI128 ForumNVIDIA nForce2 igp chipset and graphics with GeForce 4mx ForumWindows XP Pro SP3 ForumLoosing Framerate on all Games! ForumIs the Integrated Sound on the ASUS A7N8X Deluxe? ForumInegrated Realtek Audio - should I worry? ForumAsus A7N8X onboard sound Forum6300 fx vishera black edition ForumUrgently need some advice regarding SB Live 5.1! More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !